City and Campus
An Architectural History of South Bend, Notre Dame, and Saint Mary's
400 pages, 0.00 x 0.00 , 155 b&w illustrations, 6 maps
Hardcover | 9780268207717 | April 2024
eBook (EPUB) | 9780268207731 | April 2024
eBook (Web PDF) | 9780268207700 | April 2024
City and Campus tells the rich history of a Midwest industrial town and its two academic institutions through the buildings that helped bring these places to life.
John W. Stamper paints a narrative portrait of South Bend and the campuses of the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College from their founding and earliest settlement in the 1830s through the boom of the roaring ’20s. Industrialist giants such as the Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Company and Oliver Chilled Plow Works invested their wealth into creating some of the city’s most important and historically significant buildings.
Famous architects, including Frank Lloyd Wright, brought the latest trends in architecture to the heart of South Bend. Stamper also illuminates how Notre Dame’s founder and long-time president Father Edward Sorin, C.S.C., recruited other successful architects to craft in stone the foundations of the university and the college at the same time as he built the scholarship. City and Campus provides an engaging and definitive history of how this urban and academic environment emerged on the shores of the St. Joseph River.
John W. Stamper (1950–2022) served for thirty-eight years on the faculty of the School of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame. He was the author of Chicago’s North Michigan Avenue: Planning and Development, 1900–1930 and The Architecture of Roman Temples: The Republic to the Middle Empire.
Benjamin J. Young is a historian of the modern United States who studies the intersection of religion, politics, and the metropolitan built environment. Young is currently a doctoral candidate in history at the University of Notre Dame.
Dennis Doordan is professor emeritus of the School of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame.
“City and Campus is an ambitious and engaging book. By deftly weaving together a diverse range of buildings and sites, architectural historian and educator John W. Stamper reveals his deep understanding about the diverse forces that shape our built environment over time.” —Michelangelo Sabatino, co-author of Modern in the Middle
“This book is born of a deep, lifelong, and lived experience of South Bend. John W. Stamper’s passion for this place is reflected in this carefully written history, and Benjamin J. Young’s additions and editing honor Professor Stamper’s last work. An invaluable architectural history of South Bend, the University of Notre Dame, and St. Mary’s College for residents, alumni, and historians alike.” —Margaret M. Grubiak, author of White Elephants on Campus
"John W. Stamper has done a fantastic job knitting together the history of two world-class universities and the northern Indiana industrial city of South Bend. He has brought together in an exciting way how the architecture of both campus and the city evolved over the 100 years the book covers. A great read!" —Travis Childs, Archivist and St. Joseph County Historian, The History Museum